Questions with this tag are about the uses, and also problems with using, the `soul` package for letterspacing, underlining, overstriking and highlighting, perhaps also using colour.

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Is there any solution for highlighting text in CJK?

Is there any solution for highlighting texts or sentences in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean? I know none, at the moment. But this will be changed, if someone would like to help me with CJK in LaTeX. ...
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Strikeout - when which package ? ( ulem vs soul vs …)

When to use which package for strikeout? I see answers : \usepackage{ulem} \sout{Hello World} or \usepackage{soul} \st{Hello world} or \usepackage{cancel} \cancel{Hello world} In what ...
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Environment to underline/strikeout for comparing versions

I have a TeX file that I'm editing with several collaborators and we use environments to highlight and discuss proposed changes like the following: Some text. \begin{old} Text that I propose to ...
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Switching a string in a token register to lowercase and processing via the package soul

I would like to store a string in a token register, transform it to all-lowercase, and process the resulting string via the macro \caps provided by the package soul. That is to say, transform the ...
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Hyphenatable material enclosed in group braces

I have text that I need to repeat quite a few times: \newcommand{\repeatme}{text to repeat that is somewhat long and verbose} I'd like to underline this text and have it not cause hbox overflow ...
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soul: broken highlighting with xcolor when using \selectcolormodel

I try to highlight text using the soul package. But I experience problems if I use it in combinations with the xcolor command selectcolormodel, only spaces are highlighted as shown in the MWE: ...
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Argument of \someCustomCommand has an extra } encountered when command is put in \ul. How to fix this? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Custom command inside soul package's \hl To make the document easier to understand (and easier to write), I have defined: \newcommand{\code}[1]{\texttt{#1}} I ...
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labeling underlined text over multiple lines

I have a large number of documents I need to create, and there is one very particular need I cannot find a solution for. In these documents, there are pieces of text that are underlined and they ...
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Problem with using soul in paragraph mode and siunitx immediately after

This problem seems somewhat obscure, it is potentially a bug in siunitx or soul (I am aware of issues with the latter). Which one is uncertain and I'm not certain that it is a bug. What I want to do ...
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Problem with a counter inside a \ul command

The following MWE gives a compilation error. If i move the \arabic{count} outside from the \ul command, it works \documentclass{article} \usepackage{soul} \begin{document} \newcounter{count}% ...
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Why is it that coloring in soul in beamer is not visible

\documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{soul,color} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \hl{Hello World} \end{frame} \end{document} I process this with pdflatex and I do not see the expected highlight. ...
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soul dropping some accented letters from the end of words

I'm using soul to letterspace headings in a Hungarian document and compiling it with lualatex. For some reason soul drops some of the accented letters at the end of a word, but not all. In the ...
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Letterspacing memoir section headers

I'd like to add letterspacing to the \section commands with \setsecheadstyle in a memoir book. I tried using soul: \sodef\soSection{}{.1em}{.5em plus.1em}{.1em plus.1em minus.1em} ...
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Triple underlining

I am quoting passages from ms. letters and need to underline a few words with three lines. Does a command exist for doing so? I've consulted Melchior Franz's soul package documentation from 2003 and ...
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Highlight foreground text using overpic?

I am using the overpic package to edit a pre-created pdf by writing notes in between the lines using \put(){$$} for each line. Im having difficulty however using the soul package and \hl to ...
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How could I use \input within soul arguments?

So, I basically want to do something like this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{soul} \begin{document} \so{Hello} \so{\input{key.tex}} \end{document} Now the first "so" works but the second ...
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How to make overlaid text?

Is there a nice way to overlay text in the space of one character? So if text is overlaid as I described it would almost result in a black square.
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conditional highlighting with soul

The journal PLoS ONE, says in the FAQ When submitting your revision, you will need to include the following new files: [...] A ‘clean’ copy of your revised manuscript. A revised manuscript with ...
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bug with page numbers when using soul package

I recently ran into a curious bug when using the soul package. I managed to boil it down to the following example. The problem is that the page numbers get messed up. In the example below, they should ...
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Using a \phantom{} in \ul from the soul package

In responding to how to typeset a Long underscore in LaTeX, I attempted to use a \phantom with \ul, but end up Argument of \makeph@nt has an extra }. So, what is the proper way to use a \phantom ...
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Problems with \ref when using soul for highlighting

Here is a minimal example showing the problem. \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage[usenames,dvipsnames]{color} \usepackage{soul} %\soulregister{\ref}{1} \begin{document} \section*{x}\label{x} ...
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Error “Reconstruction failed” with soul package

I've got a problem with the soul package while adding a letter-spacing to a result of a command that is defined just like this: \newcommand{\myCommand}{some text} In the document I'd like to have ...
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Custom command inside soul package's \hl

I'm having trouble with the soul package and its \hl command. The soul package's manual says I should not nest soul commands, which I didn't. \textsc works inside \hl. However, the following throws an ...
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How to highlight paragraph (linebreak preserving) as well as itemize, tabular etc.?

I want to highlight changes which are introduced by myself in the pdf document. So far the soul package is very neat but it does throw errors when I want to highlight not only paragraphs but also some ...
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How to only import certain commands?

The soul package defines a ton of short macros, some of which I use regularly for my own writing. I only need \hl and \sethlcolor. Is there a way to load the package and only get those two commands? ...
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Highlight text in code listing while also keeping syntax highlighting

I’m using the listings package for code listings. Now I try to highlight some part of the code using \hl from the soul package. Here’s an example of a resulting query where the injected part of a SQL ...
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soul's \ul{} breaks wrapfigure and textflow?

Please, I have a nice picture without that \ul{...}, but i need that. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{wrapfig} \usepackage{soul} \begin{document} \begin{wrapfigure}[3]{l}{30mm} \Huge 1 ...
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Why does underlined text not get wrapped once it hits the end of a line ?

Sometimes I want to underline some text, and it extends past the end of a line. Why does \underline{} not automatically wrap my text for me ? Also, how can I underline text so that it will still ...
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Changing fontsize within soul underline

This question is related to How to create a newcommand for fontsize?. I would like to change the fontsize within \ul of the soul package. For example: ...